Trauma-Informed Healthcare Approaches

A Guide for Primary Care

Editors: Gerber, Megan R (Ed.)

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  • Offers a strengths-based approach to care that emphasizes physical, psychological and emotional safety for both survivors and care providers
  • Focuses on real world strategies that take into account the rushed and volume-driven healthcare setting
  • Written by expert medical providers and directed toward front line primary care teams 
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Interpersonal trauma is ubiquitous and its impact on health has long been understood. Recently, however, the critical importance of this issue has been magnified in the public eye. A burgeoning literature has demonstrated the impact of traumatic experiences on mental and physical health, and many potential interventions have been proposed. This volume serves as a detailed, practical guide to trauma-informed care. Chapters provide guidance to both healthcare providers and organizations on strategies for adopting, implementing and sustaining principles of trauma-informed care. The first section maps out the scope of the problem and defines specific types of interpersonal trauma. The authors then turn to discussion of adaptations to care for special populations, including sexual and gender minority persons, immigrants, male survivors and Veterans as these groups often require more nuanced approaches. Caring for trauma-exposed patients can place a strain on clinicians, and approaches for fostering resilience and promoting wellness among staff are presented next.

Finally, the book covers concrete trauma-informed clinical strategies in adult and pediatric primary care, and women’s health/maternity care settings. Using a case-based approach, the expert authors provide real-world front line examples of the impact trauma-informed clinical approaches have on patients’ quality of life, sense of comfort, and trust. Case examples are discussed along with evidence based approaches that demonstrate improved health outcomes.

Written by experts in the field, Trauma-Informed Healthcare Approaches is the definitive resource for improving quality care for patients who have experienced trauma. 

About the authors

Megan R. Gerber, MD, MPH is Associate Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and Medical Director of  Women’s Health, Veterans Affairs (VA) Boston Healthcare System, Jamaica, Plain, MA.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-04342-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $79.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-04341-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Trauma-Informed Healthcare Approaches
Book Subtitle
A Guide for Primary Care
Editors
  • Megan R Gerber
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-04342-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-04342-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-04341-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 224
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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